Hon Stephen V. WilsonIn college, I enrolled in the criminal justice program to get into lawenforcement. Later, to earn extra money, I worked as a bouncer at night clubs onweekends. In 1995, I bought a highway truck and bought in with a company thathad long haul work.However, in August of that same year, I was shot multiple times at a club,and almost died. I was in a coma for a six weeks. During such time, my motherwas sick in the hospital, suffering from Hepatitis. Prior to this incident, I was abody builder, weighing 248 pounds. As a result of the shooting, and my lengthyhospital stay, I lost over 100 pounds. My recovery was very difficult; I am stillliving with the complications of the shooting to this day.Following my release from the hospital, I fell into a deep depression,suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome. I started self-medicating bydrinking and using cocaine. I started hanging around the wrong kind of peoplewho were into that life-style. At that time, I was at the lowest point of my life andin a downward spiral. It was around this time that I got into doing a deal with thePakistanis (Amir Bajwa and Mr. Yusof Khan). I got into this deal to make quick money to support my drug habit and affluent life-style. This was the life I led.
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